Didi suspends Hitch after passenger death

Reuters

The death of a 21-year-old woman after a tour with Didi Chuxing has sparked a social media backlash and forced into China the equivalent of Uber to suspend its auto-service in the pool.

The 21-year-old flight attendant, who died on the 6th of May in Zhengzhou.

He had ordered a ride using Didi’s trailer Towing service, a couple commuters in the same direction.

The police said that they were looking for a 27-year-old male suspected of the killing.

The case has gone viral on Chinese social media and was the top-trending entry on Weibo – China’s equivalent of Twitter – the Friday.
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A report has suggested the suspicion that had stolen his father Hitch account and your facial recognition security system had not been activated.

The company has apologized and said that it would be good to review the driver “to exclude any cases of non-correspondence of the drivers and vehicles.”

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Trailer coupling, one of the 13 services offered on the Didi platforms, “will be suspended throughout the nation for a week of grinding” from Saturday.

It was the second known death that involves the Hitch service.

Didi Chuxing claims to be the top platform of the carriage, with 21 million drivers and more than 450 million users.

After a fierce battle against Didi, Uber has sold its operations in China in 2016 in exchange of a participation in Didi.

Its investors include Apple and japan’s SoftBank.

In response to the death, the Communist Party mouthpiece the People’s Daily posted advice on social media advising women how to stay safe in situations ride-hailing.